Early in his career he worked with an international architectural engineering firm based out of Houston, designing overseas embassies, campus master plans, and corporate headquarters for Chrysler, 3M, IBM and Shell Oil. He moved to Corvallis 20 years ago where he worked in the City’s Planning Department processing land use applications, overseeing the City’s historic preservation program, updating the 2020 Vision Statement and the Comprehensive Plan. He left the City after 6 years and started Willamette Valley Planning, a firm that provided consulting services such as land use planning, landscape architecture, and preparation of development applications.
He has worked on a number of contentious projects including the Whiteside Theater, the new Corvallis High School, and numerous Annexations. For the past 4 years David has worked for OSU and he currently serves as the Campus Planning Manager.